"The nomadic Mursi tribe of Ethiopia lives in the lower area of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The Mursi are famous for their stick-fighting ceremony and Mursi women are known all over the world for wearing clay plates in their lower lips.
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Heavy lip plates, made of clay and often as big as five inches in diameter, are used to mark traditional rites of passage for women of the Mursi tribe. Some women can eat with the plates still in while others take them out to dine